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The Podcast for Creative Placemakers Interviews with people improving their communities through creative placemaking

The Podcast for Creative Placemakers Interviews with people improving their communities through creative placemaking
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The Podcast for Creative Placemakers Interviews with people improving their communities through creative placemaking






Creative Placemaking at the Richland Library

Several lucky attendees at the 2019 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit for the South and Appalachia were treated to a field workshop at the main branch of the Richland Library in Columbia, SC. We interviewed the workshop leader, Chief Program and Innovation Officer, Tony Tallent, to ask about the changing role of the public library and why creative placemaking can help the institution meet the needs of the community.


Art Making and Conversation

We incorporated art making into one of our Creative Placemaking Leadership Summits to help summit attendees decompress and have conversations about community and home. We interviewed SaBrina Jeffcoat, the artist who made it happen at the 2019 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit | South + Appalachia. Have a listen. And to learn more about our Summits across the country, please visit


Welcoming Immigrants Through Creative Placemaking

Meet two individuals who are creative placemaking welcoming environments in the American South and beyond. We interviewed Jordyne Krumroy and Janeen Bryant at the 2019 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit | South + Appalachia in Columbia, SC in April of 2019. Krumroy works for Welcoming America, a non-profit that offers toolkits to communities in the new South, across the country, and internationally that want to become hospitable to immigrants. Bryant owns Facilitate Movement, LLC, and...


Developers and Creative Placemaking

We interviewed Jaunita Hardy, who recently finished a fellowship at the Urban Land Institute, a non-profit research and education organization that serves members who are mostly in real estate development. The occasion for this interview was a visit to Charlottesville, VA, for the 2019 Tom Tom Festival and Summit where Hardy and Andrea Orlando, Community Director at the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and podcast host served together on a panel on creative placemaking. She talks...


Creative Placemaking the Conversation on Provocative Art at the Museum

Art can elicit strong emotions, but what happens when a museum contemplates installing a work that is expected to scrape at the scabs of historic wounds? This is the story of what happened at the Mississippi Museum of Art after deciding to install a work entitled, "White Gold" by William Sayre. The immersive exhibit evokes being in a cotton field. Listen to this interview with the museum's Executive Director, Betsy Bradley, and Monique Davis, Managing Director of the Center for Art and...


Creative Placemaking Across the Political Divide

Is it possible to get liberals and conservatives to talk about politics without resorting to name calling? What if there were a way to get ordinary people from both sides of the political divide to discuss politics and policy using art and a creative process? We interviewed Washington D.C.-based creative placemaker Philippa Hughes when we were together at the 2019 Tom Tom Festival and Summit for a panel on creative placemaking. Hear her tell the story about how her curiosity about people's...


It's a Jersey Thing

Listen in on this interview with Sharnita Johnson, the Arts Program Director for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Find out what her favorite Garden State experiences are and why she thinks creative placemaking is one of the keys to building an equitable, sustainable and informed New Jersey. The private foundation supports the arts, education and environment in the state and has recently undergone a strategic plan update. The interview was recorded on March 29, 2019. NCCP thanks the...


Food and Community Empowerment

We interviewed anthropologist Dr. Maribel Alvarez between breakout sessions at a Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Alvarez was appointed Associate Dean for Community Engagement at the University of Arizona. She talks about work she did in Tuscon, Arizona with La Doce: Barrio Foodways Project.


Creative Placemaking Black Lives Matter

In this episode show host Andrea Orlando interviews Hakim Bellamy and Darryl DeLoach on a workshop program they created to improve safety during interactions between young men of color and law enforcement officers. Hakim is a poet, and Darryl is an actor. The program, called Positive Policing employs the tools of their trades to role play common encounters, such as traffic stops. The two men demonstrated their methods at the 2019 West Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit in Albuquerque,...


Creative Placemaking Preservation of Sacred Indigenous Land

Filmmaker Angelo Baca captured the effort to designate Bears Ears in Southeastern Utah a National Monument in 2016. Visit for the latest information.


Joe Palazzolo of New Jersey Community Capital on Creative Placemaking

In this interview Joe Palazzolo of New Jersey Community Capital talks about why the organization is investing in creative placemaking projects, and how the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy illustrated the importance of such work.


Karen Pinzolo, Executive Director of the South Jersey Cultural Alliance on community, the arts and the ArtsTank contest

In this episode you'll learn about the state of creative placemaking in South Jersey and find out more about the ArtsTank competition, a creative placemaking riff on a similarly named television show. The winner receives $5,000 for a project and the honor of being selected.


The Culture of Yes and the Culture of No with Julie Burros

Julie Burros, Principal Cultural Planner at Metris Arts Consulting talks about the culture of 'yes' and the culture of 'no.' She's worked in the realm of public art for the cities of Chicago and Boston and has a few suggestions for creative placemakers who are struggling to gain permits and approvals for their public arts projects. This advice also applies to elected and other public officials who seek to enliven their cities and towns through public art and arts programming.


The Importance of Fun in Creative Placemaking with Kadie Dempsey

Kadie Dempsey of Core Creative Placemaking in Morristown, New Jersey talks about the importance of incorporating fun into creative placemaking. Also, building community and consensus is not as difficult as one might imagine, and she breaks it down for listeners.


Interview with Jeremy Moss of Valley Arts in Orange, NJ

We caught up with Jeremy Moss, Executive Director of Valley Arts in the Valley Arts District in Orange, New Jersey. He's the fashion photographer who took the now-famous photos of Naomi Campbell tripping on the runway in the 1990s, and he talks about how that moment led him to the work he's doing now. He also talks about the variety of art and art programming happening at the former warehouse-turned-art-center.


Kadie Dempsey of Morristown, New Jersey

Andrea Orlando, Community Director of The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking interviews Kadie Dempsey of Core Creative Placemaking in Morristown, New Jersey. She talks about how her life took an unconventional path from a meditation ashram to public art administration to founding a creative placemaking company.